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  • My first contact with Maggie’s Place was through the website, after a friend from Phoenix suggested I check it out in my search for a place to do a year of service. From the website it sounded just like what I was looking for, but better. The MissionCorps recruitment video never fails to inspire even […]

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  • I once heard it said that Maggie’s Place is nobody’s comfort zone. While we seek to make our houses into homes, there is an element to our lives shared in common that is very uncomfortable. It’s not comfortable for the moms to be in place where they are held accountable, where they are challenged to […]

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  • I am moving out of Maggie’s Place this weekend and it all feels surreal to me. It is hard to believe that I’ve been here for over a year, and that my time of service as a MissionCorps member is ending. I have to admit that I’ve been pretty nostalgic over the past few weeks – […]

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  • In my two months at Maggie’s Place, I have seen amazing things happen. My contact mom recently gave birth to her son and I was able to see the miracle of new life and a mother’s love. A few weeks ago, I saw moms cry as they read notes from people who had been praying […]

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  • As my time at Maggie’s Place comes to a close, I’ve taken some time to reflect on the lessons that God has taught me since I came. Looking back, I’ve realized how providential the opportunity was for me in coming to Maggie’s Place. When I booked my flights in April the only flight available to […]

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  • I’ll soon be starting my 3rd year at Maggie’s Place and as the approaching anniversary comes, there’s a lot of mixed feelings that follow. I’ve had to say goodbye to a lot of my dearest friends and some of the most wonderful people that have taught me to grow in so many ways: volunteers, staff, […]

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  • Last Saturday, The Zechariah House hosted a party to celebrate the Feast Day of St. John the Baptist, our patron saint. Next week, we’re having a Candlelight to celebrate the time we had with one of our Summer Corps. The following week, we’ll have a party to commemorate one of our mom’s one year of […]

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  • Breaking now… The Michael House community fridge. The air conditioning in the ’02 van. The chair out front (Melissa now has a bruise down her arm). Oh wait, I meant to tell you breaking news. Right. Well, all of the above are true, unfortunately, but they’re all going to be fixed too, praise God, except […]

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  • When considering a year of service, there can be many factors that motivate a young person to seek out an opportunity, including everything from  seeking adventure to gaining “real world” experience before grad school. For Maggie’s Place MissionCorps, many of these motivations are rooted in the desire to serve others, to give of oneself in an intensive […]

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  • The Gospel of John tells us, “Jesus said to his disciples, ‘As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love.’” The love of God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – is perfect. Our human love is far from it! We each have personal ways of giving and receiving love, […]

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